Dr Andrew McCormick provided more than 1,100 pages of written evidence, documentation and annexes to the RHI inquiry. Photograph: PA

A sorry tale of failure, fury and farce emerged from the Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry after three days of evidence from senior Stormont civil serv(...)

Former DUP Minister Jonathan Bell. Photograph: Getty

The Renewable Heating Incentive inquiry has heard an allegation that a former DUP Minister tried to punch his special adviser and break his finger. A(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: 'This is not the way we do business.' Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has vowed to retaliate against sanctions imposed by the United States on steel and aluminium imports, while the Department of Enter(...)

Takeda first set up operations in Ireland in 1997, manufacturing products for global markets. Photograph: Reuters

Japanese pharmaceutical group Takeda will create up to 70 new jobs as it invests €25 million in the construction of a new facility at Grange Castle in(...)

 Eamonn Mallie with Ian Paisley and  Baroness Eileen Paisley in 2014: Baroness Paisley urged leaders on both sides to ‘confess  your sin and confess your mistakes’

Baroness Eileen Paisley has criticised DUP leader Arlene Foster and said her late husband Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness would not have created the(...)

Thomas Reid of Blakestown, Maynooth, Co Kildare, whose family had farmed the surrounding land for more than a century. Photograph: Feargal Ward

A few years ago on a rural back road in Co Kildare, the owner of a stone cottage draped black and white hand-painted signs over his gates. They signal(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: The jury was out last night as to whether she did enough to keep her job. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

With the best will in the world, the Taoiseach explained to the Dáil, he is only as good as the information he is given. Leo could have cast a scorn(...)

John Murphy with Tim Kinsella, managing director of MKC Communications. Mr Murphy is former secretary general of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

John Murphy, the former top civil servant at the Department of Enterprise, has joined public relations firm MKC Communications as a consultant in its (...)

John Halligan (centre):  the Independent Alliance Minister of State expressed his remorse for the comments, stressing it was a “genuine mistake” and was never meant to cause offence. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Minister of State John Halligan has insisted he will pay back the €7,500 fine imposed by the Workplace Relations Commission after he asked a civil se(...)

 David Scoffield QC giving his opening statement to the inquiry into the botched Renewable Heat Incentive scheme which triggered the collapse of political powersharing in Northern Ireland. Photograph: RHI Inquiry/PA Wire.

Public concern over the calamitous ‘cash for ash’ scheme reached such a “fever pitch” that it contributed to the downfall of the Northern Executive an(...)

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